SSC CGL Selection Process:
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Exam will be conducted in different stages. Selection process details are given below….
Selection Process Details: Combined Graduate Level Exam selection process will consists of different stages like written examination, Proficiency/ Skill Test & Document verification.
1. Written Examination: Written examination will be conducted in Two Tier Process. Tier-I & Tier-II written examination will consists of Objective Multiple Choice Type questions. Time duration for each examination will be two hours. Tier-I examination will be held for 200 marks and Tier-II exam will be held for 400 marks (600 marks for Statistical Investigator Grade-II, Assistant Audit Officer, Compiler posts). There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer. Only those candidates, who have scored the cut off marks in Tier -I Examination fixed by the Commission would be required to appear in the Tier –II Examination.
i. Tier-I examination is used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination for various papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the Proficiency/ Skill Test & Document verification and also final selection.
ii. The Commission will have full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers in Tier II and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates.
iii. Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Proficiency/ Skill Test & Document verification.
2. Proficiency/ Skill Test:
i. Assistant Section Officer: Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be conducted only for the post of Assistant Section Officer.
ii. Tax Assistant: Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour will be conducted only for Tax Assistant.
The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.
The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicant for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of qualifying nature.
3. Physical Standards for Different Posts: The physical standard test will be conducted for the posts of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer/ Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN) and Sub-Inspector in CBI. The physical measurements (including vision test) for candidates will be conducted by the concerned Indenting Departments and only those candidates who fulfill the specified physical measurements will be eligible for the respective posts as follows.
The Commission will recommend the candidates in the Merit List on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination & Proficiency/ Skill Test (wherever applicable) and preference exercised by the candidates in the Application Form for different Posts and thereafter, wherever applicable at the time of Tier II/ Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test depending on the number of vacancies available.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) details and Scheme of Examination are given below….
Examination Pattern: The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
Tier -I: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier-III: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
Scheme of Examination for different posts will be as follows:
|Post||Tier I Examination||Tier II Examination||Proficiency|
|Posts under Pay Band-II Rs. 9300 – 34800 other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II.||A. General Intelligence|
Reasoning – 50 marks
B. Gen. Awareness – 50marks
C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
D. English Comprehension – 50 marks Total Marks – 200
Duration: 02 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes
|I. Quantitative Abilities: 200 marks (100 Questions)|
Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible. II. English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks (200 questions).
Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible. Total Marks: 400
|Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS only||600|
|Posts under Pay Band-I Rs. 5200 – 20200 other than Compiler.||do||do||Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant||600|
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II||do||Paper-I & II as above 400 marks|
Paper-III Statistics 200 marks (100 Questions)
|Assistant Audit Officer Group “B” Gazette||do||Paper-I & II as above 400 marks|
Paper-IV General Studies (Finance and Economics): 200 Marks.(Duration: 2 hours)
Note-I: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern for Tier 1 Exam
SSC CGL Tier-I 2020 exam consists of 4 sections with 25 questions each as given in the table below:
|S No.||Sections||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||A cumulative time of 60 minutes|
- Candidates should be careful while attempting any answer as there might be chances of negative marking like the previous years.
- As per the SSC CGL Exam Pattern, candidates can expect a deduction of 0.5 marks for each incorrect answer.
- Candidates should be thorough with all the papers and practice a lot of question papers from the previous years’.
- Candidates should cover all important topics given in the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1.
- The SSC CGL reasoning syllabus should be understood in-depth as it covers a vast number of topics.
- Candidates should be very careful while going through the SSC CGL Exam Pattern as it is subjected to changes from time to time.
2. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination: Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days.
Scheme of Tier-II Written Examination (Tier-II):
|Subject/ Paper||Max. Marks||Number of Questions||Duration & Timings for General candidates||Duration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates|
|IV||General Studies (Finance and Economics)||200||To be notified later||2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon||2 Hours. and 40 Min 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM|
|III||Statistics||200||100||2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM||2 Hours and 40 Min 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM|
|200||100||2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon||2 Hours and 40 Min 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM|
|200||200||2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM||2 Hours and 40 Min 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM|
i. Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
ii. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
iii. Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
iv. Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/ or Statistical Investigator Gr.II and Assistant Audit Officer must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned above. Commission reserves the right to take appropriate action against applicants who do not possess the requisite eligibility while opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer.
SSC CGL Eligibility Details: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination Eligibility details are given below….
Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be either :
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit: Candidates applying for SSC CGL Examination 2019 (Tier-I) should have the following age limit.
|Category of posts||Age limit|
|Auditor/ Accountant/ Junior Accountant/ Senior Secretariat Asst/|
Upper Division Clerk/ Tax Assistant/ Sub Inspector
|Assistant/ Inspector||18-30 Years|
|Asst Section Officer/ Asst/ Sub Inspector||20-30 years|
|Asst Audit Officer/ Asst Accounts Officer/ Asst Section Officer (IB)/ Inspector /|
Asst Enforcement Officer/ Inspector (Central Bureau)/
Asst/ Superintendent/ Divisional Accountant/ Statistical Investigator Grade-II
|Not exceeding 30 years|
|Junior Statistical Officer||up to 32 years|
Permissible relaxation of Upper age limit as per Government orders are as indicated below:
|Sr.No||Category||Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit|
|01||SC/ ST||5 years|
|04||PH + OBC||13 years|
|05||PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|06||For Group B& C Posts: Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)||03 years|
|07||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 years|
|08||Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||08 years|
|09||For Group B Posts: Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.||5 years|
|10||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.||8 (5 +3) years|
|11||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.||10(5+5) years|
|12||For Group C Posts: Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Upto 40 years of age|
|13||Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Upto 43 years of age|
|14||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Upto 45 years of age|
|15||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General)||5 years|
|16||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC )||8 years|
|17||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)||10 years|
|18||For Group C Posts only: Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )||Up to 35 years of age|
|19||Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC )||Up to 38 years of age|
|20||Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )||Up to 40 years of age|
|21||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General )||5 years|
|22||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )||8 (5+3) years|
|23||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)||10 (5+5) years|
i. Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
ii. Junior Statistical Investigator Gr II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level. Or
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
iii. All Other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
Note I: For posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA) and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o corporate affairs, Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines Computer Proficiency Test has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification.
i. Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer/ Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN):
a. Male Candidates:
Chest 81cms. (Fully expanded with a minimum
expanses of 5cms.)
|Height relaxable by 5cms. In the case of|
Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and
members of Scheduled Tribes.
Walking: 1600metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling: 8Kms. In 30 minutes.
b. Female Candidates
|Height 152cmsWeight 48 Kgs||Height relaxable by 2.5cms.|
Weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese
and Members of Scheduled Tribes
Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
Cycling: 3kms. in 25 minutes.
ii. Physical standards for the Post of Sub- Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:
For Men – 165cms.
For Women – 150cms
Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5cms.
76cms.with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)
Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
Near vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.
iii. Physical standards for the Post of Sub- Inspector in National Investigation Agency:
For Men – 170cms.
For Women – 150cms.
Height relax able for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5cms.
76cms. With expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)
Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
Near vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.
SSC CGL Exam Syllabus:
Syllabus for Combine Graduate Level Tier-I Examination:
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of center codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
B. General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
C. Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
Note: The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.
Syllabus for Combine Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination:
Paper-I: Quantitative Ability: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.
Paper-III: Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programmer Implementation & Compiler in RGI. Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions.
Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods,
Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)
1. Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting.
Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry,
Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors,
Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet
Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting,
Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self-Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)
2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
3. Finance Commission-Role and functions
4. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
5. Theory of Demand and Supply
Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behavior Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
6. Theory of Production and cost
Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
7. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
8. Indian Economy
Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
9. Economic Reforms in India
Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization and Disinvestment.
10. Money and Banking
Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
11. Role of Information Technology in Governance.